We are one week into this whole “I have three kids!” deal and things have been going well. There’s no way I’d be able to say that if it weren’t for all the help and support we’ve been flooded with, however. Steve’s mom took our older girls for many playdates and sleepovers in the first few days and worked hard around the house to keep things running. A good friend of ours arranged for meals to be delivered to our home for the first week. We have loved not having to worry about dinner, and the food has been divine and just what this ravenous, nursing mother is pining for. And then my parents arrived the other days and have been busy playing with the girls, holding the new baby, tidying up behind us, and…wait for it…my mom has been spending the nights with Brinley so I have been able to sleep through the night (only waking to pump my 45-pound boobs every few hours)! Talk about spoiled rotten, hey?
We are SO thankful, and I credit this kind of outpouring of love and support for my not having a mental breakdown and feeling completely overwhelmed in these first few tender days post-birth.
Brinley Anna, one week old. Photo by Angella Dykstra.
To my pleasure, I have been asked to continue blogging at Urban Moms about life with three kids. I love the community here and have so enjoyed writing The Forty Week Wait. The thing is, I need a new name for the blog now that the forty weeks are (finally!) up. I have come up with a few ideas but would love your input. Here’s what I’ve got:
Life After Birth
The Forty Pound Drop (ha!)
Sleep, Sanity and Skinny Jeans: Finding All I’ve Lost
Anyone else have a clever title? I am open to suggestions or you can let me know which of the ideas above you don’t consider totally lame. Thanks!